Case Stats

  • This gives referring lawyers and the outside world the exact same information we use in-house for quality control. Intakes need to be accepted / declined and cases need to be resolved! Justice delayed is justice denied.
  • 2019 Total Intake Contacts 270    (as of 5/10)
  • 2019 Total Intakes Declined 212 (as of 5/10)
  • All Intakes Under Investigation 49 (as of 5/10)
  • 2019 Accepted/Filed Cases 9 
  • Total Pending Cases 159 
  • Referred Cases from other lawyers state and nationwide 94%
  • Median Time First Contact to Decline 25 days (most cases are reviewed w/ an indication of merit within 72 hours)
  • Median Time First Contact to Accepted/Filed Cases 9 weeks
  • Median Time Case Filing to Resolution 1.8 years

John Carangelo, Administrator of the Estate of James DeRosa and Stuart Anderson v. New Milford Medical Group, LLC and Christian Leonardi, D.O. (New Haven Superior Court—February 8, 2019) In May 2018, James DeRosa, of Sherman, Connecticut,  met with his primary care physician (PCP) and reported a recent history of sharp chest pain on exertion and a “tingling feeling” in his neck. The PCP obtained an electrocardiogram (ECG), which suggested that DeRosa had experienced an acute cardiac event four days earlier—the same time frame in which DeRosa experienced the sharp chest pain and neck tingling. Instead of sending DeRosa straight to an MORE

Roy Geiste, et. al. v. Bridgeport Hospital (Waterbury Superior Court—filed March 15, 2019)  59-year-old Lynne Geiste was brought by her family to Bridgeport Hospital’s Emergency Department for sharp abdominal and back pain, vomiting, and difficulty walking.  Hospital personnel initially ordered a CT scan of Lynne’s abdomen, but the scan was never done.  Despite multiple abnormalities in her bloodwork consistent with acute illness, Lynne was discharged home on narcotic pain medication without a confirmed diagnosis.  Less than 24 hours later Lynne collapsed at home.  Despite aggressive treatment measures performed at Griffin Hospital, Lynne died within a few hours.  According to medical MORE

Siderowf v. Kaiser (Bridgeport Superior Court—filed February 7, 2019) While traveling northbound on Route 15 in Stamford one September afternoon in 2018, the plaintiff was suddenly and without warning rear-ended violently by the defendant’s vehicle. The plaintiff suffered significant injuries to his right leg and shin, which subsequently became infected. He lost substantial wages and has incurred medical expenses as a result of the crash. Ongoing symptoms from his impairment have limited the plaintiff’s ability to participate in daily activities.

Haddad, et. al. v. Zimmer, et. al (U.S. District Court of CT—filed December 21, 2018) On November 15, 2012, our plaintiff underwent hip replacement surgery at St. Francis Hospital. The implant itself was successful however, due to misinformation and marketing on the manufacturer’s behalf, a cobalt-chromium femoral head was used by the surgeon in combination with other components that should have been avoided. The defendant, Zimmer, Inc., should have but failed to inform the surgeon of the unreasonable risks associated with this implant, such as pain, swelling, adverse tissue reaction, the need for early revision surgery as a result of MORE

Schultz v. Waterston (Hartford Superior Court—filed December 21, 2018) On December 30, 2017, our plaintiff was skiing in the trail area of Killington Ski Resort designated for beginner skiers. Suddenly and without warning, the defendant violently collided into the plaintiff causing him to fall and suffer fractures to his tibia and fibula. Despite the posted signs concerning the “slow ski” area and other rules pertaining to speed, safety, and right of way, the defendant’s carelessness caused our plaintiff to incur severe injuries, medical expenses, and treatment, including past and future surgeries, and loss of earnings.

Jacques Veillette v. Opticare, et. al. (Waterbury Superior Court—filed November 8, 2018)  Despite continuous eye care and imaging performed by Opticare defendants, our plaintiff began experiencing vision problems and—only after receiving an exam from a different eye doctor—was diagnosed with severe glaucoma. Due to the long delay in his diagnosis, and despite undergoing surgeries to reduce pressure in his eyes, the plaintiff is now legally blind in both eyes. Collectively, the defendants failed their patient in several serious ways: they continuously failed to interpret the plaintiff’s imaging during his regular eye exams, they repeatedly and inaccurately documented his results and measurements, MORE

Sanders v. Ballas (New Haven Superior Court—filed November 16, 2018) Our plaintiff, Carol Sanders, was operating a Honda CRV westward on Route 110 in Monroe on the afternoon of August 31, 2017 when suddenly and without warning the defendant, Jessica Ballas, driving a Hyundai Elantra failed to obey a stop sign and violently struck Sanders in the intersection. Damages caused by the negligence of the defendant driver included injury to Sanders’ cervical spine, neck and right elbow. She also experienced monetary loss for medical expenses, treatment, and therapy and a diminution in her ability to participate in life’s activities.

Evans, et. al. v. The William W. Backus Hospital (New London Superior Court—filed  October 25, 2018) On May 11, 2016, April gave birth to a healthy baby girl. At almost three months of age, the infant, Alydia, spiked a fever and began vomiting. Backus Health Center instructed April to administer over-the-counter meds and to bring the baby to the ED if symptoms worsened and/or fever continued. Just a few hours later, April rushed Alydia to the emergency department at Backus Hospital due to high fever and difficulty breathing. She was seen by numerous personnel, including two emergency physicians. Blood work MORE

Johnson v. Kaluzynski (New Haven Superior Court—filed November 9, 2018) Todd Johnson, Jr. was enjoying a ride on his Harley Davidson motorcycle on the afternoon of May 31, 2017 when suddenly and without warning the defendant driving a Ford Escape failed to obey a stop sign and struck Todd in the intersection, violently throwing him off his motorcycle. The list of injuries caused by the negligence of the defendant driver was painful and extensive: several fractures, including pelvis, tibia, fibula, nose, ribs, and toe, internal bleeding, and permanent impairment. Our firm intends to recover monetary damages for his loss of MORE

Juzwiakowski, Deborah v. Estes, et. al., (New Haven Superior Court—filed October 23, 2018)  In the Spring of 2018, our plaintiff was enjoying a jog on a public roadway in West Haven when she was suddenly and without warning chased down and bitten several times by a dog belonging to the defendants. As a result of the attack, the plaintiff required emergency medical care, hospitalization, and surgery and some of the injuries she sustained to her legs, arms, and hands are permanent. She will require additional treatment in the future and her ability to participate in daily activities she previously enjoyed MORE

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